HaysMed Expands Cardiac Care Services with New Heart Failure Clinic
Hays, KS (Oct 4, 2018) – HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System, recently added a monthly heart failure clinic at the DeBakey Heart Institute.
Bhanu Gupta, MD, Nicholas Haglund, MD and Andrew Sauer, MD, all with The University of Kansas Health System, will be in Hays on a regular basis to see patients diagnosed with heart failure. This team brings advanced treatment options for heart failure that are not currently available in the region, such as CardioMems and ventricular assist devices.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 5.7 million adults in the United States have heart failure. Early detection and diagnosis are critical for improving quality and length of life. Common symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
- Cough or wheezing
- Swelling of the feet, ankles or legs
- Sudden weight gain
- Reduced appetite and nausea
“We’re fortunate that being part of the system has afforded us the opportunity to offer specialized expertise and advancements not previously available in our region.” Said Jeffery Curtis, MD, FACC, FACP, cardiologist and director of cardiology services at HaysMed DeBakey Heart Clinic. “Our cardiology team continues to explore innovative ways to broaden the depth of heart services for our patients.”
For more information please call 888-625-4699 or go to www.haysmed.com